Ebola virus in West Africa

Unless there is a compelling reason to do so, we recommend suspending all plans to travel to countries where cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have been confirmed (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria).

The Ebola virus is initially transmitted to humans from wild animals, particularly bats and monkeys. Handling or eating the meat of these infected animals allows the Ebola virus to be transmitted to humans.
Human-to-human transmission is also possible through close contact with infected individuals (airborne transmission is not possible) via blood, secretions or biological fluids.

First symptoms may appear between 2 and 21 days (average 8 days) after contamination. Symptoms include flu-like illness with fever, muscle pain, diarrhea and vomiting.

We recommend that you postpone all travel to countries where there have been cases of contagion in recent months.

To date, there is no cure for the virus. A vaccine is currently being tested, but there is no certainty as to its efficacy.

When you’re abroad, be sure to take out international health insurance, including repatriation cover, in case anything goes wrong.

To follow the evolution of the epidemic, we advise you to consult the website of theWorld Health Organization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country of residence.

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